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The Cuddy Brig

The Cuddy Brig The Cuddy Brig GR Photography

The Cuddy Brig, once erroneously described on postcards as "The Roman Bridge", is a stone-built arch which crosses the Leithen Water near the picnic site from the Backs to Leithen Road. Arguably the most popular subject in the locality for artists and photographers, this picturesque bridge was built in 1701 to enable parishioners on the east side of the Leithen to attend the former church which stood at the Kirklands a quarter of a mile to the north of the bridge. The Cuddy Brig is also the starting point for the footpath leading to the cairns on Windy Knowe.